Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will face Jared Goff again.
Saying that Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are forever tied after being drafted first and second overall in 2016 is an understatement. This will be the second time that they’ve faced each other in their young careers, and Doug Pederson and the Eagles will be looking to make it three in a row over Sean McVay and his troops.
Goff regressed in 2019 after having his best statistical season the year prior. His 2020 debut versus Dallas was less than spectacular as he completed 20 of 31 passes for 275 yards. He threw one interception and no touchdowns, but you can best believe Rams head coach Sean McVay will cook up something special ahead of Week 2. Goff could torch the Eagles secondary if they dare him to beat them. Don’t think for a second that he can’t.
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald has arguably been the NFL’s most dominant defensive player since he joined the league in 2014. He has recorded double-digit sacks four times in his career, a rare feat for interior defensive linemen. Moreover, he had 20.5 quarterback takedowns in 2018, the most ever in a single season for a defensive tackle. That led to his second Defensive Player of the Year Award.
In the first Sunday Night Football game of the season, Donald showed the Cowboys that he’s still as dominant as ever as he recorded one sack, six hurries, and three additional quarterback hits. The Eagles’ offensive line had a tough go versus all of that talent Washington has in Week 1. They could be in for another long day versus the Rams if they play as they did in the season opener. If you’re an Eagles fan, you have to hope that you see some improvement.